blind —
my jeremiad’s
sarah schumacher mixed media painting art haiku word of the day jeremiad the 100 day project


a prolonged lamentation or mournful complaint.

The idea behind this piece is that self-pity or defeatist introspection blinds the writer from seeing the good in their life. Negativity is a choice, and the writer is someone who chooses to highlight everything wrong in the world, weaving a tale of woe that overlooks the gift of life and the many opportunities for gratitude. Negativity is a self-fulfilling prophecy; the more one dwells on it, the more it eclipses everything else, and the writer becomes blind. The haiku is a critique from the resting presence, looking out from above the blindfold and noting that all is not lost.


  • 6″ x 6″
    cold-press watercolor block

  • acrylic paint, collage, spray paint, masking tape

  • 6/14/2016